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Mid Century Cadillac Discussion / Re: 1960 Series 62 vs Coupe DeVille
« Last post by Dice on Yesterday at 04:22:17 PM »
Well after finally trying everything I could think of and finally getting over being pissed off at this car I did find an old school shop
here in Dallas that knows all about these old Hydramatics.
They have the car now and are tearing it down to find the problem.

I will be back with an update

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Introductions / Re: Hello all!
« Last post by Perk2 on Yesterday at 08:55:17 AM »
Great story....I actually do the same thing in my garage, sit in or stare at it for what seems like hours...makes me smile even if I can't drive it year round....spring can't get here soon enough!
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Introductions / Welcome Christianwelds to Mid Century Cadillacs
« Last post by South_paw on Yesterday at 06:20:19 AM »
Welcome Christianwelds

Glad to have you on board the Cadillac of forums  8)  Your account is now activated.

Go ahead and kick the tires. Say hi.


 
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Introductions / Re: Hello all!
« Last post by Vinny Finns on December 11, 2018, 04:31:16 PM »
Thanks everyone! 

 Being obsessed  with this model year Cadillac since 1995 itís hard to believe I actually own one this clean and with this many options! Truth be told, I sat in  a folding chair at the right front fender staring at the car for probably an hour and a half the day it arrived and then my brother and I sat in the car for about 2 1/2 hours drinking scotch and just enjoying the scenery.

I canít wait for spring to get here! LOL
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General Discussions / Re: trick for searching for parts on Ebay
« Last post by Perk2 on December 11, 2018, 09:22:33 AM »
That is an awesome trick...wish I'd known that the past 5-10 years!
Many thanks!
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General Discussions / trick for searching for parts on Ebay
« Last post by Tonecat on December 10, 2018, 11:05:05 PM »
    Try searching for NOS 1961 or 62 Cadillac parts on Ebay  but put    -fits   after your search it will clear most of the useless clutter and give you search more useful results .
    With out the minus fits it will give 976 results but with the -fits is gives 173 results, much less crap the deal with.   NOS 1962 Cadillac -fits
 
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For Sale Parts and Cars / Re: '61 / '62 Cadillacs for Sale
« Last post by 6262 on December 10, 2018, 10:42:34 AM »
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Mid Century Cadillac Discussion / Re: Making progress on the '54
« Last post by Caddy Daddy 55 on December 10, 2018, 08:09:32 AM »
If memory serves me right SMS new the correct amount of material for the seats. Maybe they can figure out how much more you would need for the kick panels.

Keep Cruzin,

Bob K
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Mid Century Cadillac Discussion / Re: Making progress on the '54
« Last post by PHIL WHYTE CLC 14192 on December 10, 2018, 01:52:18 AM »
There's a lot of yardage needed because it's tuck and roll not top stitched. I think believe the parts manual may have the yardage required.  You don't want to be short of fabric when you come to do the job. It was the owner of SMS that I had the trouble with. Their fabric is great but their customer service leaves a lot to be desired. Phil
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General Discussions / Re: Carl's 61 Fleetwood
« Last post by Clewisiii on December 09, 2018, 07:41:51 PM »
The front seat bottom cushion contains literally over 100 springs in seven sewn rows.

Tedious

I am sandblasting and painting each one. Then sewing them back together.
I figure I can sandblast and paint one row a night. Then sew it the next day. This spring assembly alone will take me to Christmas.

The seat backs have fewer larger springs. So those assemblies should go quicker.
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